East Coast vs. West Coast: Best Places to Live for Social Seekers

A lot of sites have a list of the best places to live, but where one lives really depends on who one is. That’s either the cheesiest or deepest sentence I’ve ever written, but there’s truth to it.

Buying a home has always been more than just beds, baths and square feet. You want to live in a place that suits your lifestyle and that’s why the Coldwell Banker Best Places to Live series has focused on a variety of lifestyle-oriented categories to shed some light on unique towns that are perfect for particular groups.

A lot of sites have a list of the best places to live, but where one lives really depends on who one is. That’s either the cheesiest or deepest sentence I’ve ever written, but there’s truth to it.

Buying a home has always been more than just beds, baths and square feet. You want to live in a place that suits your lifestyle and that’s why the Coldwell Banker Best Places to Live series has focused on a variety of lifestyle-oriented categories to shed some light on unique towns that are perfect for particular groups.

Recently we teamed up with LXTV Open House to do a segment on their extremely popular weekend show to feature our Best Places to Live for Social Seekers survey. In the video above you’ll see we go coast to coast to highlight two very different places on the East Coast and West Coast that both suit the nightlife loving and activity driven lifestyle of the Social Seeker.

Take a look at the video above and let us know where would you rather live as a social seeker? Hoboken, NJ or Marina Del Rey, CA? Share your pick in the comments.

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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  1. East Coast vs. West Coast: Best Places for Social Seekers.
    October 12, 2012

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  2. Frank Dolski
    November 21, 2015

    David,

    Well on a micro level, Bucks County is a great place to live especially in Buckingham, PA. Rich in history and just north of Philadelphia, PA, the is area is a prime location for traveling to New Jersey, New York, Washington and many other areas.

    Buckingham Township is a Philadelphia suburb located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Nestled between New Jersey and Philadelphia and a stone’s throw from historic Doylestown, the area has much to offer. My family and I were introduced to the area in 1998 for a career move within my company. So what is so fascinating about the area?

    The township is rich in history dating back to at least 1776 when General Nathanael Green, commander of General Washington’s left wing during the bathe of Trenton stayed at Bogart’s Tavern, now known as the General Green Inn, stayed there during the winter. Other historic buildings and places include Buckingham Friends Meeting Place, Forest Grove, Mechanicsville and Wycombe Historical Districts. The Mount Gilead A.M.E Church was a station for the Underground Railroad.

    The area fosters lots of indoor and outdoor fun including parks such as Hansel, Holicong, and George M. Bush parks. Peddler’s View and Penn’s Purchase are areas for shopping, dining, festivals and car shows. Enjoy a play at the renovated Town-n-Country Theater or a tour of the Buckingham Winery. Stay at a local Bed and Breakfast or enjoy equestrian facilities or perhaps a hot balloon ride over the area. It is truly Bucks County Living at its finest!

    Aside the many things to do in Buckingham Township, it is also a great place to reside. Year to date, the houses have appreciated 3.1% or the prior 12 rolling months in 2014. There is a large variety of homes that range from new construction, old and historic homes as well as townhomes and single homes in a variety of architectural forms. Another critical perk to living here is the renowned Blue Ribbon Central Bucks School District. It continually ranks as one the best in the state of Pennsylvania as well as the nation.

    The mere location of Buckingham Township is close to New Jersey, historic Doylestown and New Hope, Philadelphia, the Poconos and the Jersey Shore. You can hop a train in Doylestown and be in Philadelphia in around an hour or take a bus, drive or a train to New York in well less than two hours. The state of Delaware is also within an hour’s drive. So there is not only much to do here in the township but many other great areas are within a reasonable driving distance. Real Estate is always about location and this is one of the finest townships in Bucks County! I have enjoyed the past 18 years here and plan to spend much more. If you live here, please enjoy the area and the many things that Buckingham Township has to offer or if you do not live here, it is a great place to visit! I had the honor of being interviewed by Al Heavens, the leading Real Estate writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer which was published on September 24, 2015. Please visit the Philly.Com site if you want to learn even more about Buckingham Township.

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